Carolinas HealthCare System steps up efforts against ‘superbug’

February 23, 2015 3:48 AM

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Carolinas HealthCare System is stepping up its efforts to combat the spread of an antibiotic-resistant “superbug” that has claimed the lives of two Charlotte-area people in recent months and sickened more than a dozen others, officials said Sunday.

Citing medical privacy laws, Carolinas HealthCare officials did not release specifics about the people who have died from carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, commonly known as CRE, during a news conference Sunday.

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